OK. I have tooken some advice from the board (I forgot your name you guys but thanks sooo much.) I have decided to upgrade everything. I have already posted about good amps, and strings, Now I want to know what kind of bass I should get. I want one that is know for sending out some low thick sound. Like thunder. I want it to be a 5-string... I really don't want a Gibson cause there reverse bodies get on my nerves. I don't like the way Ibanez really looks but if it has the sound I need I am willing to try it. The weight of it doesn't bother me... I could probably adjust to that ocer time... I really need something with 22 or 24 frets. So any suggestions with any bass and how much the usually cost would be appreciated.. And if you know what kind of amp and strings would most likely provide me with a thicker sound? I know each thing act differantly with another but I would appreciate a starting area to look at. Thank you.